Client: Kreis Pinneberg
Architect: Trapez Architekten, Hamburg
Lighting Design: Ulrike Brandi  Licht
Completion: 2018

Cooperative Regional Control Center Elmshorn

In the Regional Rescue Oper­ation Centre Elmshorn, police and fire department work in a shared space. The work requires high concentration, is mentally stressful and employ­ees work in shifts. The employer wanted to create a beautiful and healthy environ­ment for employees. The two spacious emergency dispatch rooms are flooded by natural light.
Human-centred lighting design provides beneficial visual, bio­logical and psychological effects.
The Regional Rescue Operation Centre requires glare protec­tion, minimizing the high lumi­nance of the sky. Therefore a blind with a transmittance of 2% can be applied. Both control rooms have skylights which are ideal for supplying a generous daylight quotient throughout the room. The artificial light follows the daylight in brightness and colour temperature and thus supports the circadian rhythm of the employees.
The employees feel comfortable in their new control centres.